IT'S YOUR VOICE

"Learn the rules like a PRO, so you can break them like an ARTIST."

Picasso (reportedly)

MY BACKGROUND

Advanced Prof. Dip. TVC (Teaching Contemporary Singing)

Cert HE (Acting)

Dip TCL (Professional Musical Theatre)

Assoc. Member I.S.M.E

Darren JOHN

My interest in the voice has been ongoing since I went to drama school and began training my own voice for my own performance career. I found myself always wanting to know WHY and HOW? How was my voice functioning anatomically as well as creatively. 

Over the years of both performing and teaching, this led me to research and learn more in the hunt for answers. After attending numerous courses, I decided to take my knowledge to the next level, and began studying for my Advanced Professional Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Singing with The Voice College completing this with distinction.

Combined with my many years of teaching experience, this has equipped me with the science backed knowledge and understanding to develop healthy and balanced voices.

I am also an accomplished musician playing piano and saxophone and work regularly as a musical director. I am very used to accompanying vocalists as well as working with a band. My music theory and musicality brings another skill to my coaching - after all, singing is not just a technical exercise!

 

THE METHOD

HOW I WORK

Many singer's and singing teachers may refer to using or teaching a certain 'method' of singing. These include Estill, Speech Level Singing (SLS), Complete Vocal Technique (CVT), and others.

All have made huge and valid contributions to the world of voice science, and all have something to offer every singer.

I was looking for that one method too.... but through my training I learnt that I could benefit much more from using the research and science from many methods. 

It is impossible to say there is one correct way to sing - after all singing is an art form. Instead, taking from all the methods, I have learnt to teach a healthy and balanced singing form, from which art can be created.

Voice science has come on so far and is ever expanding as we learn more things, hence why we need to be open to changes which can apply to all methodologies.

I teach from knowledge that is based in science. I have studied the anatomy of the larynx, and use this somatic approach in my teaching.

 

I continue to keep up to date with the latest scientific developments through my continued professional learning.

 

SERVICES

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

 
 

Darren JOHN

VOCAL COACH

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